Getting into nature helps us actively engage the relaxation response, which is the healing state needed to beat autoimmune.
We are all familiar with many of the benefits of exercise, but did you know it can also elevate your mood and help you stay on the autoimmune healing path?
Poor sleep is a hallmark of autoimmune disorders. Restorative sleep is imperative for optimal immune system functioning. Learn simple science-based strategies to get good sleep.
If stress is what we feel when we perceive the demands on us exceed our ability to cope, then we need to reduce the perceived demands and increase our ability to cope. Healing happens in the relaxation response.
Good news: we now know that environmental factors are 90% of the risk for autoimmune disorders. The major categories are Stress, Diet / Nutrient Deficiencies, Toxins, Infections, and a Leaky Gut / Dysbiosis. This post is the first in a series, covering the #1 trigger: Stress.
Stress is perhaps the biggest driver of autoimmune disorders. To heal we must proactively engage the relaxation response. Here are seven of my personal favorite strategies.